9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum. Relax by the water at Lighthouse Beach and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Anjengo Fort & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planning website .

Mumbai (Bombay) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in January since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Get some cultural insight at Kerala Folklore Museum and Jew Town. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Mattancherry.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 24th (Wed), stroll through Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In January in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Alappuzha
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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